Category: functionalism

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Nad hradním vodojemem 642/14: Villa Müller

This impressive modernist villa was designed in 1928 by the celebrated architect Adolf Loos for the the family of civil engineer František Müller, co-owner of the Kapsa-Müller construction company. A clean white cube set on a steep hillside...

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Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

In 1928, the wealthy Jewish industrialist Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta commissioned the architect Ludwig Mies van de Rohe to design a family house on a plot of land overlooking the Czech Republic’s second city, Brno. The...

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Dykova 51/1

Similar in date and style to Josef Gočár’s St Wenceslas Church in Vršovice, the nearby church of Jan Hus on Dykova Street is the work of constructivist architect Pavel Janák. The foundation stone was laid in October 1930,...

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Dukelských hrdinů 530/47

The Veletržní Palác (Trade Fair Palace) was built according to plans by Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl between 1925 and 1928, and was a source of great interest to – among others – Le Corbusier. It fulfilled its...

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Náměstí Svatopluka Čecha

In 1929, to commemorate the millennial of the martyrdom of St Wenceslas, three major commissions were undertaken for the Catholic Church in Prague. The cathedral of St Vitus – begun in the 14th century – was completed, along...

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Vinohradská 52/1

Between 1966 and 1974, the Prague Stock Exchange, situated near the top of Wenceslas Square, was re-developed as the Federal Parliament with the addition of a massive trussed roof floating above the original structure on enormous pillars. The...